12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner
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Fly
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Train
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Montreux
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 1 night
Train
4
Chur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 1 night
Train
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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Geneva — 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Palais des Nations, Genève has been added to your itinerary. On the next day, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, catch all the local highlights with CERN, then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, and finally stroll around Parc Des Bastions.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geneva holiday planning app.

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Geneva, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montreux.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Montreux — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then try to win big at Casino de Montreux, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

Make your Montreux itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 13th (Mon), stroll through Trockener Steg, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

Plan my day in Zermatt using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chur.
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Chur — 2 nights

Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hit the slopes at Alpen Arena. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Old Town Chur and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral.

Plan my trip to Chur with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Zermatt to Chur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lugano.
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Lugano — 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by Inperfetta Vintage and then walk around Parco Ciani.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Chur to Lugano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Lugano, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 1 night

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then see the interesting displays at Alpineum, and finally appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne road trip planning site.

Drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Gewerbemuseum Winterthur (in Winterthur). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Zurich holiday site.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Swiss Alps travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Observation Decks · Mountains
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.
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